Japan and beyond: the week in photos

Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.

The little giant panda Fuhin is pictured on its first birthday on November 22, 2021, at Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama city, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

The traditional onion market is held in the Swiss capital Bern on November 22, 2021, with stalls selling onions in artistically woven braids. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

Orix Buffaloes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto poses for a photo in Tokyo on November 22, 2021. The 23-year-old pitcher of the Pacific League champion and the Japanese national team and Olympic gold medalist won the Eiji Sawamura award as Japan’s most impressive pitcher starting for the first time on the same day. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

Access is blocked to areas near the Beijing National Stadium on November 25, 2021, before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The opening ceremony for the games will take place at the stadium on February 4. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

Members of the Japanese Land Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Unit conduct an exercise on November 25, 2021 on Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in amphibious vehicles AAV-7. The landing operation of the unit specializing in the defense of the isolated islands of Japan has opened to the media. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

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